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How Tooth Decay Happens

Tooth decay is caused by certain types of bacteria (germs) that live in your mouth. When they stick to the film on your teeth called dental plaque, they can do damage.The bacteria feed on what you eat, especially sugars and starch (bread, crackers, cookies)....
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Pregnancy and Your Oral Health

I have an assistant who is pregnant, so I thought it is timely to discuss the ins and outs of being pregnant while promoting your oral health.During pregnancy* Brush teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, and floss once a day. * Limit foods containing...
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From Baby Bottle to Cup

Tooth decay can occur as soon as a baby's teeth appear. One of the risk factors for early childhood cavities is frequent and prolonged exposure of a baby's teeth to liquids containing sugar- including milk, formula and fruit juice.Because decay can destroy the teeth...
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Summary of UC Berkeley health findings

1. Should anyone still take Vitamin E?" Bottom line: Get your vitamin E from food, not supplements. The supplements have not proved beneficial, and may even be risky. Most people can benefit from a basic multivitamin/mineral supplement, which usually supplies the RDA for vitamin...
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Importance of Brushing before Sleeping

Did you know....that during the day, your mouth swallows an average of 2,000 times, helping to flush out bacteria (plaque)? At night, it swallows only about 20 times while you sleep, allowing bacteria (plaque) to build up.That's why it's so important to brush and...
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Inaugural Entry of my blog

Aloha, My name is Larry J. Diamond, D.D.S. and this is my first posting on this blog. My idea is to create an up-to-date information source for my patients, colleagues, and community. I would like to include current topics of dental concern, general health issues,...
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